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In the works: David O. Russell and Jackie O.

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"We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you. "
In the works: David O. Russell‘s follow-up to "I Heart Huckabees" (as if that’s an act that could ever be followed) will likely be "Nailed," a "risque political satire" co-written by Al Gore’s daughter, Kristin Gore. Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel, apparently not big browsers of YouTube, are attached to star. Biel will play an awkward small-town receptionist who becomes a nympho after getting shot in the head with a nail gun, and who then heads to D.C. [Hollywood Reporter]

Hayden Christensen will star in "Beast of Bataan," based on the true story of the trial of Masaharu Homma, a Japanese general implicated in the Bataan Death March. Koji Yakusho, of "Babel," "Shall We Danse?" et al, will play Homma, Christensen will play the military lawyer assigned to defend him, and Fred Schepisi (of "Fierce Creatures") will direct. [Hollywood Reporter]

On the casting front, Jennifer Connelly has signed on to star in Scott Derrickson‘s remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Keanu Reeves is already on board to play Klaatu; Derrickson last made that wretched "Emily Rose" movie. [Variety]

Jeanne Tripplehorn will play Jackie Kennedy Onassis in Michael Sucsy‘s narrative take on "Grey Gardens." Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange are playing Little Edie and Big Edie. [Hollywood Reporter]

And James Marsden is in final talks to star alongside Cameron Diaz in Richard Kelly‘s new film, horror flick "The Box":

Marsden and Diaz will play an unhappily married couple who receive a box from a stranger who tells them that if they push a button on the box, they’ll receive a hefty amount of cash — and someone they don’t know will die.

Kelly adapted the $30 million Media Rights Capital production from the Richard Matheson short story "Button, Button," first published in Playboy in 1970. Matheson adapted the story for an episode of CBS’ mid-’80s revival of "The Twilight Zone." [Hollywood Reporter]

Acquired: Remember "Goal!"? No? Well, Peach Arch Entertainment is bringing "Goal II: Living the Dream" to US theaters anyway. [Variety]

Trailers: One for the Morgan Spurlock-produced doc on the commercialization of Christmas, "What Would Jesus Buy?", here.

One for Les Claypool‘s directorial debut (yes!), jam band mockumentary "Electric Apricot," is here.

And one for "Alvin and the Chipmunks" here. You know you want to.

+ Gyllenhaal in bed with Biel for ‘Nailed’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Christensen retained for indie ‘Beast’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ ‘Earth’ welcomes Jennifer Connelly (Variety)
+ Tripplehorn adds color to ‘Grey’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Marsden wrapped up in ‘Box’ role (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Peace Arch, Genius living ‘Dream’ (Variety)
+ Trailer: What Would Jesus Buy? (Apple)
+ Trailer: Electric Apricot (ElectricApricot.com)
+ Trailer: Alvin and the Chipmunks (WorstPreviews.com)

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…